Hummingbird takes Open Text offer, ditches Symphony

Hummingbird's decision to accept a takeover bid from Open Text Corp. has left the industry wondering how the two content management firms will fit together, and about the future of their product lines.Hummingbird

Published on: September 12th, 2006 Shane Schick

Microsoft throws gloves down in hosted CRM field

Microsoft's ability to offer both on-demand and on-premise customer relationship management and its strong market presence could make it contender in the hosted CRM market, according to one analyst. But others disagree, saying

Published on: August 15th, 2006 Poonam Khanna

Harry Rosen custom tailors marketing

A Canadian Menswear retailer has boosted sales revenue by 10 per cent since rolling out a customized version of a customer relationship management (CRM) software package.Harry Rosen Inc. is using the Web-based version

Published on: July 13th, 2006 Vawn Himmelsbach

Hovsepian to focus on Linux growth

Ron Hovsepian, who most recently held the post of president and COO at Novell, was quickly named by the board to succeed Messman, who will remain on the board until the end of

Published on: July 13th, 2006 Sarah Lysecki

Microsoft unveils

Microsoft Corp. says that its upcoming 2007 Office System represents the most significant productivity enhancements in over a decade. The second beta of the suite, consisting of both client and server components, was

Published on: June 20th, 2006 Lynn Greiner

Executive Perspective-Marc Fleury

When Marc Fleury took the stage at this year's JavaOne with Sun Microsystem's CEO Jonathan Schwartz, he had on his red beret. The hat is no longer just a symbol of his military

Published on: June 20th, 2006 Sarah Lysecki

MS introduces Vista, and analysts ask if it’s worth it

SEATTLE - Mixed reaction within the analyst community has greeted Microsoft Corp.'s introduction last month of the Windows Vista operating system and Office 2007 edition.In some quarters, the business case for investing in

Published on: June 20th, 2006 Fawzia Sheikh

Canadian firms may face IT retrofit for GST

In the budget, announced on May 2, the federal government, as expected, said it would drop the GST rate to six from seven per cent and the HST rate to 14 from 15

Published on: June 20th, 2006 Sarah Lysecki

ASUG recognizes feds for business achievement

Joe Larocque, senior director of the integrated finance and materiel system program office, the federal government's research and development office for SAP, explains that when the Canadian government first started implementing SAP software

Published on: June 12th, 2006 Kathleen Sibley

ASUG recognizes feds for business achievement

Joe Larocque, senior director of the integrated finance and materiel system program office, the federal government's research and development office for SAP, explains that when the Canadian government first started implementing SAP software

Published on: June 12th, 2006 Kathleen Sibley

Data warehouses done right

TORONTO - It's the kind of question that only a good business intelligence system, drawing from a solid data warehouse, can answer: How can an airline know with reasonable certainty whether passengers will

Published on: June 2nd, 2006 Shane Schick

The concept of the paperless office still lives on at Microsoft

Is it still part of the IT department's mission to create the paperless office? I thought people acknowledged the futility of that objective years ago. Apparently, not - at least not at Microsoft.I

Published on: June 2nd, 2006 Charles Whaley

Experts mull Ontario rule on financial reporting controls

A recent decision by Ontario securities regulators to scrap a proposed financial reporting rule won't spare IT managers from their compliance chores, according to those with expertise in Bill 198 and the U.S.

Published on: June 2nd, 2006 Shane Schick

Duet promises to pair Outlook with ERP

However, while the companies are about to work together jointly selling and marketing the software, they won't say yet what the price will be.Called Duet (known until now under the code-name Mendocino), it

Published on: June 2nd, 2006 Howard Solomon